Tips for Online Teaching

Adrienne Shaw, associate professor of media studies and production in the Klein College of Media and Communication, shares some ideas for how faculty can find innovative ways to engage with students as they teach online.

Classroom Instruction

To allow for proper physical distancing, in-person classes will continue to take place in de-densified settings that have been sanitized according to strict cleaning protocols. Students and faculty are no longer required to wear facial coverings during in-person classes.


Class Attendance

The university’s attendance policy has been standardized to accommodate students who are ill or are required to self-quarantine for a period of time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Honesty, Flexibility and Academic Integrity

To achieve course learning goals, students must participate in classes that are taught remotely, or attend essential in-person classes, to the extent that they are able. Though increased flexibility will be granted, in all cases, course assessments such as assignments, tests and exams must be completed for learning goals to be reached.